GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A Connecticut State Police cruiser was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 95 North in Groton, shutting down northbound lanes between Exits 85 and 86.
According to state police, the crash occurred around 3:05 p.m. on I-95 near exit 86. A Toyota Camry was traveling northbound when it collided with a state police cruiser that was stopped for the retrieval of a construction pattern.
When the two vehicles collided, the Camry then spun out into the center and left lanes and made minor contact with a Toyota Highlander and a Kia Forte, according to police.
The driver of the cruiser, identified as Sergeant Christopher Vaillancourt, fractured his left arm as a result of the crash. The driver of the Toyota Camry also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The northbound lanes of the Gold Star Bridge were shut down for several hours as a result of the collision.
The highway reopened just before 8 p.m., according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
The crash is under investigation.
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